The San Juan Islands Museum of Art shares a look at one of their current installations.
Artists have a history of making us think about the world around us. Lattice II challenges our perceptions and beliefs about the nature of sculpture. Henry Jackson-Spieker encourages visitors to use their hands to explore his installation at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art.
Jackson-Spieker incorporates glass, wood, wire, and disparate materials to form a blend of transparent light and shadow. He asks the viewer to “reflect on preconceived notions” of space and the “connotations these spaces can have” in our lives.
Lattice II is a soaring installation in the museum’s light-filled atrium. It merges distinctly contrasting materials into a work that explores tension, balance, and reflection. With repeating forms and patterns and the use of positive and negative space, Jackson-Spieker’s ephemeral installations seek to heighten the viewer’s awareness of the surrounding environment.
Jackson-Spieker recently completed his MFA at New York’s Alfred University and received his BFA from Western Washington University in 2013. In addition to the current sculpture at SJIMA, his work is on display at Midtown Commons in Seattle and the Bellevue Art Museum. He has had exhibitions at The Seattle Center, Method Gallery, and Wa Na Wari Gallery. He teaches glass blowing and bronze casting at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, where he first started working with glass.
In 2021, Jackson-Spieker served as a selection panelist for public art at the International Arrivals Facility at SeaTac and a juror for the 2022 City Artist program.
Henry Jackson-Spieker’s Lattice II, on display until Sept. 12, is sponsored by the Honeywell Charitable Fund, the Town of Friday Harbor, the Washington State Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, San Juan County, KCTS Channel 9, anonymous, Harbor Rental, Printonyx, and Browne’s Home Center.